Capo Lesson : Here Comes The Sun (George Harrison/The Beatles)

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Written By Sarah Barlow

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Here comes the sun written by George Harrison for the 1969 Abbey Road album by The Beatles is one of those immediately recognisable songs that has stood and will continue to stand the test of time.

The famous guitar riff is fairly easy for a beginner to pickup and with the use of a Capo on the 7th Fret as George Harrison shows, the song is easy to play and sound like the real thing.

Check out the video that clearly show the use of the Capo on the fret:

To play along, remember to place your Capo on the 7th fret and follow the tablature below:

INTRO
   D  Dsus2 D                  Dsus2         G             G6    G
|--2-----0--2--------|-------2--0----------------|---------0-----------0--|
|--3--3-----------3--|-----------------3-----0---|---------0-----3-----0--|
|--2--------------2--|-----------------2-----0---|---3-----0-----0-----0--|
|--0-----------0-----|-0--0---------0--------0---|---0-----0-----0-----0--|
|--------------------|-----------------------2---|------2--2--2--2--2-----|
|--------------------|--------------------0--3---|-3-------3-----3--------|
 A7 A7sus2 A7 A7sus4     A     D      Dsus2 D
|------------------0--------|------2-----0--2------|
|-2--0----2--3-----------2--|------3--3---------3--|
|-0-------0-----0--------2--|------2---------------|
|-2-------2-----2-----2--2--|--0---0---------------|
|-0-------0-----0-----------|----------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------|
             Dsus2      G    Gmaj7    G6  G/B       A7
|--------2--0--------------|-----2-----0------------------|
|-----------------3-----0--|-----0------------3-----2-----|
|-----------------------0--|-----0------------0-----0-----| (rest)
|--0--0--------0--------0--|-----0------------0-----2-----|
|-----------------------2--|-----3---------2--2--0--0-----|
|--------------------0--3--|--3--3--3---------------------|
CHORUS
D     Dsus2 D              Dsus2   D   G    Gmaj7 G6  Gmaj7 E7
 Here comes the sun    doo doo doo doo       Here comes the sun
|--2--0-----2-------|----2------0--2------|----2--0-----2---------|
|---------------3---|-------3----------0--|-----------------3-----|
|-------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
                        D      Dsus2  D
       and I___ say_     "It's  al-  right."
|--------------------|----2-----0---------------|
|--3--3----3-----3---|----------------3---------|
|--------------------|----------------------2---|
|--------------------|--0----0-----0-----0------|
|--------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------------|
|-------0--------0--------|--0--------0-------------||
|----3--------3--------3--|--------3-----3\2--------||
|-4--------2--------0-----|-----2-------------4\2---||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
VERSE 1 and 2
D      Dsus2 D          D      Dsus2    G           G6    G
1. Little darling,     it's been   a    long  cold  lone--ly  wint-
2. Little darling,      the smiles re - turning     to  their face-
|--2------0--2------|-------2--0-----------|---------0------------|
|-----3----------3--|-(3)----------3----0--|------3-------3---0---|
|-------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
A7  A7sus2 A7 A7sus4 A7    D  Dsus2   D                 Dsus2       G
  --- ter; \
  --- ces; /                  Lit-tle darling,       it seems  like years
|-------------------0------|----2--2--0--2------|-------2--0-------------|
|-2---0----2--3---------2--|-----------------3--|--(3)---------3----0----|
|--------------------------|--------------------|------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------|------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------|------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------|------------------------|
          G6    G     A7            A7sus4
     since its  been  clear
|-2--------0-------------|-----------------------||
|---------------3-----2--|---2--2---3--3--3--3---||
|------------------------|-----------------------||
|------------------------|-----------------------||
|------------------------|-----------------------||
|------------------------|-----------------------||
REPEAT CHORUS
D     Dsus2 D              Dsus2   D   G    Gmaj7 G6  Gmaj7 E7
 Here comes the sun    doo doo doo doo       Here comes the sun
|--2--0-----2-------|----2------0--2------|----2--0-----2---------|
|---------------3---|-------3----------0--|-----------------3-----|
|-------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
                        D      Dsus2
       and I___ say_     "It's  al-  right."
|--------------------|----2-----0---------------|
|--3--3----3-----3---|-----------------3--------|
|--------------------|-----------------------2//|
|--------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------------|
|-------0--------0--------|--0--------0-------------||
|----3--------3--------3--|--------3-----3\2--------||
|/4--------2--------0-----|-----2-------------4\2---||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
SOLO
 D     Dsus2 A7sus2 A7 A7sus2 A7                       A         F
|--2----0--2-----|----------------0-----|------------|--------------------|
|-----3-------0--|--2--0---2--3------2--|--2----2----|-----------------1--|
|----------------|----------------------|------------|--------------2-----|
|----------------|----------------------|------------|--------2--3--------|
|----------------|----------------------|------------|--0--4--------------|
|----------------|----------------------|------------|--------------------|
  C           G                  D              A7       A
|-----------|-----------------|--------------|--------|------------||
|-----------|-----------------|--------------|--2--2--|------------||
|--------0--|--------0--------|-----(rest)---|--------|------------||
|-----2-----|-----0-----------|--0-----------|--------|--------2---||
|--3--------|--2-----------2--|--------------|--------|--0--4------||
|-----------|-----------3-----|--------------|--------|------------||
BRIDGE (?)
repeat twice
   F           C           G                  D
   Sun,        sun,        sun,    here it    comes.
|-----------|-----------|------------------|--------------------------|
|--------1--|-----------|------------------|--------------------------|
|-----2-----|--------0--|--------0---------|--------------------------|
|--3--------|-----2-----|-----0------------|--0-----------------------|
|-----------|--3--------|--2------------2--|--------------------------|
|-----------|-----------|------------3-----|--------------------------|
then do this:
   A7         A7sus2 A7 A7sus4         A7 A7sus4 A7         A7sus4 A7 A
|--------------------------|---------------------0--|--0--0--0-----0--5---|
|--2----2---2--2--0--2--3--|----3--3---3--2--3------|-----------3---------|
|--------------------------|------------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------------|------------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------------|------------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------------|------------------------|---------------------|
|--5--5--5--5----5--||----------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------||----------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------||----------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------||----------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------||----------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------||----------------------------------------------------|
VERSE 3
D      Dsus2 D                 Dsus2    G           G6    G
3. Little darling,      I   feel   that ice      is slow -ly  melt-
|--2------0--2------|-------2--0-----------|---------0------------|
|-----3----------3--|--------------3----0--|--(0)-3-------3---0---|
|-------------------|----2-----------------|----------------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
A7  A7sus2 A7 A7sus4 A7    D  Dsus2   D                 Dsus2       G
  --- ing;                    Lit-tle darling,       it seems  like years
|-------------------0------|----2-----0--2------|-------2--0-------------|
|--2--0----2--3---------3--|-------3---------3--|--------------3----2----|
|--------------------------|--------------------|---2--------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------|------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------|------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------|------------------------|
   Gmaj7  G6    G     A7            A7sus4
     since its  been  clear
|-2--------0-------------|-----------------------||
|---------------3-----2--|-0-2--2---3--3--3--3---||
|------------------------|-----------------------||
|------------------------|-----------------------||
|------------------------|-----------------------||
|------------------------|-----------------------||
REPEAT CHORUS
D     Dsus2 D              Dsus2   D   G    Gmaj7 G6  Gmaj7 E7
 Here comes the sun    doo doo doo doo       Here comes the sun
|--2--0-----2-------|----2------0--2------|----2--0-----2---------|
|---------------3---|-------3----------0--|-----------------3-----|
|-------------------|-2-------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
                        D      Dsus2
       and I___ say_     "It's  al-  right."
|--------------------|----2-----0---------------|
|--3--3----3-----3---|-----------------3--------|
|--------------------|-----------------------2//|
|--------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------------|
|-------0--------0--------|--0--------0-------------||
|----3--------3--------3--|--------3-----3\2--------||
|/4--------2--------0-----|-----2-------------4\2---||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
REPEAT CHORUS AD-LIB
OUTRO                                       F6       C        G
                                            slowly
|--------0--------0--------0-------------|--------------------------------|
|-----3--------3--------3------3\2-------|--------1-----------------------|
|--4--------2--------0--------------4\2--|-----2-----------0--------0-----|
|----------------------------------------|--0-----------2--------0--------|
|----------------------------------------|-----------3--------2-----------|
|----------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
         D/A
|--------2----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------3----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------2----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------0----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----2--0----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--3----------------------------------------------------------------------|
CHORDS USED
D           xx0232
Dsus2       xx0230
G           32000x
G(type2)    320030
G6          320000
Gmaj7       3x0002
A7sus2      x0200x
A7sus4      x0203x
E7          020130
G/B         x2003x
A7          x02020
F           xx321x
A7type3     x02223
C           x320xx
A           x01114

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